Sunday, July 31, 2011

Entry for Demons

Eh, one more post before I go :P
Assignment 1: origin of your demon. This is Xylia, which is a Greek name meaning, 'among the woods' or something to that effect.

I really improved my game quality, and drew the hair... and I made the pose :P

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Heads up

I'm going out of town for a week tomorrow, and I won't have wifi... although there is a cafe down the road with wifi, so I'll check in every coupla days, but you probably won't hear a ton from me.
So... yah.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

WHAT? NO NEWSEA?

Does anyone know what this means? Newsea's stuff is amazing... why don't they release anything anymore?
Does this mean that they're back to the Newsea blog, or are they stopping for good?

I feel so violated

When I was 10, I went through a hard year. Lots of things were changing and I wasn't totally sure how to handle all of it. I turned to two things; books, and nature.

We have a really big backyard. In the very back of our property we have a very wooded area with a creek, and I decided that that was my favorite place.
One of the trees had a swing, so whenever I felt bad I'd go out, sit on the swing and just sit for hours at a time. It felt awesome.

When I was about 11, my dad's friend from highschool asked if we could store some stuff for us in our big backyard.
"We're facing financial issues, and it's only a little bit," he reassured us.

That 'little bit' is still in our back yard today, two years later. And it's not going away anytime soon. And it isn't little, either. It's huge! It takes up most of our backyard!

So I didn't go out to the swing much. I enjoyed the nature before, and now when I saw the junk it ruined it for me. I really wanted my space back, so we came up with a solution.
We built a hanging bed that would be suspended from a tree farther out in our property. It was like a platform, but hanging so it gave me a really cool view. I only needed to turn my back from the ugly and it wasn't there anymore.


Well, somebody defiled the space. A few weeks ago we noticed two jackets hanging on our fence, and when my dad looked through the pockets he found knives. We took the knives and threw them away, but left the rest.
It was gone the next day.

A few days later I noticed that a bin out in our backyard was open. I hadn't opened it, and nobody else did either. It was the one where we kept the blankets and mattresses for our bed.

I mentioned it to my mom and so we went out to the bed, where we found the mattress on the bed, and a baseball cap on the ground.

So there's a hobo on my bed. My bed. So first someone @#$&ing ruins my swing, then someone goes and @#$&ing ruins my bed. Where do I have to go? We can't go farther in my property, because my dad said that I'm not allowed to go out too far without an adult, because we know that the hobo is there.... and he may or may not have knives.

I feel trapped. I can't go out in my own backyard for fear of meeting a hobo... does anyone else have this problem?
I also can't say to my parents, 'Hey I'm going out to such and such park,' because I'm thirteen and don't have a license. But I would if I could, because we have a beautiful park just a few miles away. And my neighborhood isn't safe, so I can't walk down the street.


In short - I feel trapped. I want to go to my backyard. I want that hobo and all that crap to be gone.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Pose piccies :)

It's a sign language pose ^.^ I came up with the idea of SL poses a while ago, but back then I though that pose making would be all code writing and cryptic stuffs like that.

The sign she's making with her hand is I Love You, meant to be pointed at the person you are saying it to.
It's not perfect, no but I really like it and it's a start :D




The things I want to change:
I wanted her expression to be a light smile, but I went overboard on the eyes and not enough on the mouth.
Also the index finger was giving me problems; and now it looks borked :(

HOLY CRAP IT WORKED

With Blender 2.58 it works!!

Plan of action

So I'm going to uninstall Blender (2.57) and download version 2.58 instead; maybe if install the .smd importer/exporter in 2.58 then it'll work...crossed fingers

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Need help with Blender! Please! *Updated*


So Blender is being annoying.
I have the .smd add-ons installed and ready to go, I did all that. But when I go to actually import the .smd file, it gives me an error message.

To be more specific:
File > Import > Source Engine
then I get the error message
[One the top it says: Traceback (most recent call last)...]
When I try to enable the .smd add-on







**Update**
Added screenshots ;)


(The blurred part is just my real name; not anything important)

Monday, July 25, 2011

Pose making

I'm going to try making my own poses, because Elite wants us to try it.

It can't be that bad.

1000 Hits!!


Brag board! *Updated*

Ok, since I got pose player yesterday (squee) I've been motivated to do some cool pics! Wanna see?

This one was my first REALLY BIG edit. I think it turned out pretty cool :P

And this one I just did this morning (it's 10 am here). I am proud of both of them. I really like editing now :)


On another sad note (my blog has been depressing central for a while) I think that I might be eliminated from Hitched!.
One week my mom had a major surgery, so I didn't really have time for sims. I was taking care of her and my little sister. It wasn't a life threatening surgery, but she lost a major organ nonetheless. So I'll admit that it was a crappy entry. I really didn't pay attention to my editing, and I just wanted to get it out of the way.
I was in the bottom, but I wasn't eliminated because of a drop.

The next week, however, I really wanted to do it good. I thought I came up with a really awesome pic, but I was in the bottom AGAIN. But I wasn't eliminated because of a no-show.

So now I'm really trying hard! I think I might drop, because it's so dang hard!
1. It's a couples thing, but I don't know anything about being a couple! I'm thirteen! I can observe other people, of course, but it's not the same as experiencing it myself.

2. It's punk/goth. I'm not punk/goth! I'm a hippie! I wash my hair with baking soda and vinegar! I don't shave my legs! I have nothing in common with goths or punks, which makes it extremely hard. I want it to be gothy or punky enough, but I don't want to venture into cliche. I don't know what they really do do or what is just in the movies.

Whatever. I think I'll stick with it, just so that I won't be a quitter (nothing wrong with that, of course.. just not really my style). Eh.



**UPDATE**
 Added one more :P

Sunday, July 24, 2011

I gave in

Pose player.

I broke down and downloaded it.

It's amazing.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Sad News - This time I mean it!

RIP Amy Winehouse.
RIP the people in Norway.


AMY - I really couldn't believe it when I heard the news. My mom told me and I was like, "WHAT?!"
I mean, yeah she was an addict. I guess I couldn't have expected for her to live forever, it's just a shock.

NORWAY - WTH would drive a human being to go beserk and kill all those people?! *bleep*ing ridiculous!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Sad news :(

Please join me in remembering YET ANOTHER great icon of the entertainment community. The Pillsbury Dough Boy died yesterday of a yeast infection and traumatic complications from repeated pokes to the belly. He was 71. Dough boy is survived by his wife Play Dough, three children, John Dough, Jane Dough, and Dill Dough, plus they had one in the oven. Services were held at 3:50 for about 20 minutes
 
LOL I saw this on FB and I had to post it ;)

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Neither Hot, Chelle nor Rae

[randomness]
So have you heard of Hot Chelle Rae? I hadn't... until last night.
On America's Got Talent ('cuz we've already established that I watch that show) they said, "And now for a performance of the song that's been everywhere this summer!" And I was like, "Oh crap... it's Friday..."

 But no, it was Tonight Tonight by HCR.

Two things:

1. At one part in the song - the chorus - goes like this:
Lalala Whatever! Lalala It doesn't matter! Lalala Oh well!
And I said that it sounded like somebody should just start shouting random things at those parts. So I started rocking out, going like,
Lalala Watermelon! Lalala Body wash! Lalala Photo album!
 Hehe it was really funny :P

2. I really don't get their name. Because they are neither Hot, Chelle nor Rae! Can you believe it?!
[/randomness]

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Erm... What was that again?

So while browsing around FB, I saw that one of my friends started a photo album with this as the description:
Um.... correct me if I'm wrong, but I think in English this can be translated as:

If I tagged you then I love you, if I left you out feel free to tag yourself.

I do like how she used the double comma, though. It makes you take TWO breaks when reading the sentence, and after all those misspellings I needed a double break. I think it's very creative of her to use the Qs and Gs, too. It's a concept I've never used before.

XD

Monday, July 18, 2011

(Insert name of simmer) Has started a new forum!!

!!ATTENTION EVERYONE!!
(Insert name of simmer) has started a new forum, called (insert name of fake forum)! It looks really cool, see for yourself:

(insert photo of fake forum)
(insert another photo of fake forum)

:D And if you want to join you can find it here: (link to an annoying website OTHER than fake forum).





... Haha, you guys know that I haven't fallen for these tricks any time someone did 'em :D With Paco's I just didn't click the link, I was like 'Meh, I'll stick with Freedom,' and then I heard that it was to a different website and it was a prank, so then I clicked it :p

But anyways, when Mares did it - again - I was like, 'Nope!' and proceeded on with my day (erm, night - since it was like midnight)

Friday, July 15, 2011

Funk

Yep. I'm in a funk.

It's about talent. I always think that I have talent, but then something happens and what I think goes down the drain.
I am a writer. I love to write, and I have written two short-stories. It's not much, no. But mind you, I am only 13.

I have a very equal philosophy on life: everyone is equal, everyone has equal opportunity, everyone has equal happiness and sadness, everyone has equal talents.
So then I see these young kids that have amazing singing voices, or a ridiculously intelligent mind and I think, 'If everyone is equal, how come I don't have a talent like that? One that stuns people? One that shows so early in life? I see kids on the street everyday (probably doing drugs, in gangs, etc.) - are they capable of this amazing talent? It doesn't seem so, but how fair is that? That how much talent you have isn't up to you.'

And when I say talent, I mean the stuff that you are born with. The thing that you are great at without being taught how.
So doesn't it seem weird to you that while one person's talent is signing, this little 10 year old can come along and totally blow everyone away? Do they have the same amount of talent? No, no they don't.

Sorry if I'm skipping around a lot, but this brings me to a new idea: people have the same amount of talent, but you can deposit it in different areas.
Example:
Sally - 100% Singing
Mark - 25% Singing, 50% Athletic, 25% Handy

Does Sally have more talent than Mark? No, all their talents amount to 100%. But Sally is more likely to blow people away, simply because she's an expert at one thing, and doesn't dabble in others. I suppose I would look like this:
Spy - 50% Writing, 10% Cooking, 25% Art, 15% Other

So I dabble. So I'm less likely to stun people with just one thing, since
I'm not 'great' at anything. I'm alright at everything.

In short-er, I'm feeling bad. It might just be because It's late, and when it's late I usually get a painfully large dose of Unhappy.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Best. Quote. EVAH!!

"For you, I am Christmas tree. For someone else, I can be a god."

-Leonid Filatov

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

SO SO SO HAPPY!

I just finished my book!! Yay!!! Oh man, I've been struggling with this for about three years now and it's FINALLY DONE!!!
I'm so excited! It's not even funny :P I like, got all teary for a moment because I was so happy and overjoyed!


Oh wow... I can't convey my exuberance in words! I'm the combination of all the excited GIFs there are ;) 

Monday, July 11, 2011

Anybody else think that Steven Retchless is a genius?

Just in case you don't know who he is, check out the vid.

STEVEN RETCHLESS

 Seriously, do you know of ANY other guy that can rock
the shiny boxers and high heels? I don't.
 

BunnyBobo - What?!

Huh.

@Mares

A while ago I stated that I would make a present for you guys as a 'thank you'.


... well, TSRW is being a baby and I can't figure out how to do what I want to do. So, for right now, there is no gift.

Who knows? though. Maybe in the future I'll come running and screaming onto this blog, proclaiming, "I DID IT! I GOT THE @#%&$#% TSRW TO WORK!!!"

But for the time being, I can't imagine that happening :(

Sunday, July 10, 2011

New Modeling Comp

I'm bored. My mom had a surgery a few days ago and now she's in recovery. It's fine, nothing life-threatening. She's doing great and recovering well.

I've got a lot more time on my hands, so I started a modeling competition in case you want to join ;)

Troll Searching!


 **SOME OF THE USERNAMES MENTIONED INCLUDE SWEAR WORDS. PROCEED AT YOUR OWN RISK**
Today I entered 'sesert34' into the TS3.com searchbar and clicked 'members'
I found thirty-eight (yes, thirty-eight) accounts made by the troll.
Without further ado,

Friday, July 8, 2011

Stepping it up!

I got last in Hitched! for the fourth assignment :(
I'm stepping up my pic taking and editing skills, so I've been just seeing different comps' assignments and doing them without actually being in the comp.

Assignment five of Hitched! is Temptation: one member of your couple must be tempted by someone or something that would ruin the relationship. I decided that Carrick (the man) would be tempted by someone.
Here's the final result:
Pretty good, if I do say so myself :)

Also, I did an 'unofficial entry' for Elite, cycle 1, the final assignment: Illusion. I chose a mirage:
This is one of my faves ^.^

I don't use pose player, so I made her post in the mirage one ;) I cut and pasted her arms into oblivion and the same with one of her legs. I think I'm getting pretty good :D

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

POLL: Which pic should I enter?

THE COMP: Elite, cycle 2
THE ASSIGNMENT: Water
THE DILEMMA: I have three pics and I can't decide on which one to enter. I need help :(

PIC 1
Opal had to face her greatest fear on Friday: water. Opal has been extremely hydrophobic since her childhood, and she has thus avoided water at all costs.
On Friday, however, she tripped and fell in her friend's pool. Oops.
PIC 2
(I added the ripple effect on purpose, its s'posed to be watery)
One summer Opal went to Mexico with her friends to swim.
Who knew there were sharks! Both exhilarating and cool, Opal swam  with sharks for her first (and most likely last) time ever.

PIC 3
Uhh... no explanation for this one. It just is.

I'm torn down the middle! Help!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy, happy, happy news!

  • The hot water's back on! I don't smell homeless anymore! ^.^
  • The tree is gone! My dad got rid of it a few days ago..
  • Nancy Drew Captive Curse just entered our household, and it's great!
  • I made the graphics better on my computer! The last computer I had had bad graphics, so I couldn't get good pics in sims; but now I tried the graphics on high and it's amazing! The game doesn't even lag! Don't believe me? 
  • I entered Elite Modeling, cycle 2, and ALL of the judges picked my model! Her name is Opal, pictured above.
  • I've started writing poetry, and some of it is pretty good, if I do say so myself ;)
Other than that, my life's been pretty normal. I've been listening to a LOT of music. I have a bugbite on my wrist.